Saturday, October 21, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs, KOs and Such (201) - ( Loose ) Generations Legends Class Bluestreak, KO USB Ravage, Decool KO Hulk-Buster Set

Some impulse purchases from Taobao.com... Gotten a loose Generations Legends Class Bluestreak which costs about SGD 4.50... Very very neat little figure that looks good in both robot and car mode, with good tight joints too...




Also gotten a KO USB Ravage that has no USB memory chip inside, but I intend to install one... of course first has to find a USB drive... Costs about SGD 3.35 ... Sadly the mouth is super loose and poor Ravage seem to have his jaw dislocated...



Finally gotten a Decool KO Hulk-Buster set for about SGD 15.25 ... This was a oversight as I did not expect the packaging to be so big and it incurred quite a bit of shipping fee... anyway, will probably be assembling them much later...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mi Amigo Sqweeks , All cleaned-Up !!!!!

This Sqweeks is the ( KBB ) Ku Bian Bao's "cleaned-up" version which looks much better without the poop-like colour stains on the body... This is also the same-sized version and not the oversized one that 威将 Wei Jiang had came out with. Needs some trimming of the sprue flashes, and the shoulder joints cannot take the weight of the big multi-cannon gun, and finally the backpack is extremely extremely difficult to fit onto Sqweeks which will pop out upon the slightest touch; otherwise, it is a very nice figure! Mi amigo Sqweeks !!!!!




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (200) - Ku Bian Bao KBB TLK Deluxe Class Sqweeks

He's all clean up!!!!! Hahahahaha.... This figure was delayed for nearly 2 months, with speculations that KBB had gone bust, etc etc... luckily it came through... costs about SGD 13.25... Have not played with it yet but read from some Chinese forum that this piece is still quite ok...

Monday, September 18, 2017

My KO MP-10 Optimus Primes...

... the older KO is now on my office table... Although I like the metallic paint of the older KO, the paint chipping is quite enough to deter me from liking the figure... Have been transforming the newer one a lot, much more than what I have transformed the older one in total over the past few years... hahahaha... Truck mode...




Robot mode... did quite some repair and reinforcement work on the newer KO, and am still deciding whether to paint the eyes light blue... perhaps next time...




"Till all are ... 2 ????!!!! "

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KOs and TFs and Etc (199) - Combiner Wars Bombshell , Generations Skrapnel , Titans Return Blitzwing , KO MP-10 Optimus Prime (Takara Colours) , Bootleg? Funko Pop Groot

Haul from Taobao.com arrived!!! Cannot resist the temptation to collect all 3 legends class Insecticons after getting the TR Kickback... First up, Combiner Wars Bombshell !!! Costs approximately SGD9.25 ...


Generations Skrapnel (a.k.a. Shrapnel) with Reflector... Still deciding should I display Reflector... This seem to be the China "Factory" version, which may be QC rejects or such goods, so the quality is not guaranteed. My copy is quite evident in the yellow paint on the chest not properly done... But still, is good enough for me already!!! Hahahaha... Costs approximately SGD 8.85 ...


And I had to get him (below picture) to replace my old Generations Blitzwing, as this Titans Return version is much more accurate to his G1 version... Costs approximately SGD39.95 ... Nice... Should be the last of the Titans Return figure I will be getting, looking forward to the Power of the Primes line... but most likely have to reduce my purchases next year... anyway...


Finally!!!! I have a (KO) MP-10 that I can transform without having to worry about paint chipping!!!! hahahahaha... Costs approximately SGD64.95 ... This seemed to be a lowered-quality version of the KO MP-10s, with many issues of loose ankles, shoulder-pull-out joints, loose neck joints, and weird sticky-surface syndrome... sounds terrible but for me, as long the issues don't require a complicated fix, I am okay with the issues... Will try to take and upload some pictures of my 2 KO MP-10s if I got time...


... and lastly, a bootleg (I believed) Funko Pop Groot figurine to display at my office cubicle... So cute... as cute as the Baby version...  Costs approximately SGD 8.25 ...



And a video to show the 2 sets of Insecticons that I have (Oversized KO and the new legends class version):


Edit: Put them here as don't want to start a new post for them only... hahahaha... For my little niece and nephew respectively...





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (198) - Titans Return Kickback, and Miscellaneous Toys for Newphew and Niece

Happen to see a (mini) toys sale at B1 of Changi City Point and gotten some toys for myself and my 2 little ones... First up is a $10 Titans Return Kickback, which also happens to be the only 1 left in the few pieces of TR legends TFs lying around... And with this, it kick-started my hunt for the other 2 Insecticons at Taobao.com, hahahahaha.... Also waiting for my KO MP-10, TR Blitzwing, and KO Squeeks, Baby Groot figurines, all from Taobao.com .... hahahaha...


Robot mode... can do the typical Iron Man 3-point landing pose, hahaha, very nice...



Insect mode... very nice locust / grasshopper / whatever...



And finally, a quick comparison of this figure and my oversized KO G1 Kickback...



Also gotten a Ben10 Transform N Battle Diamonhead Set at $15 for my little nephew... Initially thought I gotten a defective set when I cannot let the blades stay locked in, but after I dismantle it, then I realised there is a plastic tab that needs to be pulled out to let the locking function works.... Silly me... Also bought from eBay a Tenkai Knight set, hope it arrives without hiccups...


Also the following for my little niece... Oh, the Shopkins is bought at Robinsons Expo Sales at Singapore Expo which is near to Changi City Point...


Friday, August 18, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (197) - Titans Return Octone a.k.a. Octane

Finally gotten him!!!! Did not purchase this Titans Return Octone (or rather, Octane) locally but through Taobao.com, as it is much cheaper even with shipping and agent fee... Cost approximately SGD40.50, which is way cheaper than the normal price of $56.99 in Toys R Us... Have also ordered a KO MP10 OP (normal size and colour) and a KO TLK Sqweeks normal-sized version (simply because his legit version is too expensive for this little toy, hahahaha)...


AS this is the China-sold version, it has an additional chinese instruction sheet...


... Oil tanker mode!!!! ... Is the better of his alt modes, in my own view...


Plane mode!!! Weird lump of parts at the rear of the jet... I believe the front grills (purplish and black square parts) are deliberately designed to be positioned there to resemble the G1 version... 


And my usual way of transforming to plane mode... rear of plane looks a little less bulky than the official transformation...


Best mode - Robot mode!!! Yeap, I also prefer to transform him without the large shoulder pads and "rabbit ears", so as to be more G1-like...


And I find the fat gun to be ugly, so will just use this slimmer one, hahahahaha...